Festivals are a good time to raise funds for RILM,” says Stuti Sharma, president, RAC Jammu Tawi, RID 3070. The club raised funds through an exhibition-cum-sale on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Rotaractors sold handmade rakhis, gift items and lamps at the Rotary Bhawan in Jammu. Rotaractors and Rotarians supported the sale with zeal. “We had a great time organising the event and got an opportunity to interact with Rotarians and Rotaractors from Jammu. We also raised ₹8,000,” smiles Stuti.
The funds were used to provide children living in the slums of Nanak Nagar with new clothes, handmade rakhis, sweets and stationery kits. Stuti, along with few club members, visited the slums and interacted with the children. “We cheered them up by conducting an art competition and we were amazed to see the creativity and talent in the young minds.”
The stationery kit included a school bag, notebooks, drawing pad, colours pencils, paints, erasers, sharpeners and a mask. The club partnered with LFO-BH Foundation, a Jammu-based NGO, to distribute food packets to the needy during the lockdown.
Club members, along with the Jandail Biradari Sabha, planted 30 saplings in a park.